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General Liability Paralegal

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Zurich North America is currently hiring a General Liability Paralegal for its Staff Legal Office in Overland Park, KS.  Their work will be in support of moderate to complex Liability litigation cases or worker’s compensation cases (e.g. case work, research, subpoenas, etc.).  The preferred candidate will demonstrate experience with General Liability.

 

In this role you will be responsible for:

 

  • Providing legal support up to three remote attorneys in MST/PST time zones 

  • Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

  • Providing legal support such as legal and documentary research

  • Monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines

  • Conducting interviews, summarizing depositions, medical records

  • Preparing discovery requests and responses

  • Assisting in trial preparation 

  • Responding to inquiries from and interacts with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

  • Keeping track of billable hours – not sure if this is needed.

  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed 

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
    OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
    AND

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

  • Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings
     

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Defense experience

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including WestLaw and NILS

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)

  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

  • Professional Paralegal (PP)

 

 

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

 

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 

 

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 

 

Location(s): AM - Overland Park

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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